Monday, 16 February 2009

Banner change #1 to #2

Time for a new banner. I'll try to create a new one every couple of months to keep things fresh.

Old banner (#1):




@Traveller: This image is not actually from Iceland, which I presume is what you were alluding to. I took this one in Snowdonia, in North Wales, up in the Carnedd mountains.

I would dearly love to go to Iceland though, yes, as you can probably easily deduce.

New banner (#2):



I took this photo on the beach near Lindisfarne, in Northumbria.

Close by is a priory, that was famously sacked in 793 by a Viking invasion fleet.

Of course, in the interests of historical balance, prior to Northumberland being Christianised, it was a heathen kingdom, and it was quite probably a site of worship for the Pagans due to the very special quality of its location.

Lindisfarne is a section of coastline that gets turned into an island on a daily basis as the low lying land bridge gets covered when the tide rolls in. So residents there are only able to connect with the mainland at certain times of the day!

5 comments:

Indyeah said...

thats a beautiful picture you have taken...it seems so vast and infinite...
the new banner is a nice change...to keep changing it si a good idea:)

vesperinlimbo said...

My ancestors were Vikings...

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Wonderful photo. Nil desperandum and all that. Keep changing and keep an open outlook...it worked and continues to work for me!

Thank you for the link too.

Best wishes. Hadriana.

dianne said...

I really like that photo,what a beautiful place; lovely water, blue sky and wispy clouds, it looks so pristine.
Very peaceful,no evidence now of the violent battles which took place in the 8th century. ♥

findingmywingsinlife said...

yes, a lovely picture.